Sunlight floods into the glazed soap workshop of Veronika Wurm in the Upper Bavarian town of Saulgrub. Natural soaps with names such as “Lady’s Mantle-Arnica” or “Lime Blossom” are piled on the shelves and give off a heady yet soothing aroma. At the front of the display the visitor is aware of the flowery scent of lavender, further back the fruity tones of apple can be distinguished. One soap is particularly noticeable because of its dark colour: moor soap. This earthy, almost black piece of soap smells of aromatic mountain pines – a scent that is reminiscent of native forests and moorland.